Level 1 Science

L1SCI
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Dryburgh

What will I learn and how will I learn?
Students will study Chemistry and Physics through doing practical investigations.  There are three external examinations on offer in the three sciences: Chemistry, Biology and Physics.  Students will pick two of these.

Conditions of Assessment
NCEA internal assessments allow a flexible approach to the collection of achievement evidence. Therefore, assessment conditions will vary from theoretical assessments, supervised by the teacher, to practical performance assessments. All assessments will be monitored by the subject teacher to ensure authenticity of student work. Specific assessment conditions will be provided for individual achievement standards.

Submitting Internal Assessments
All work for assessment must be submitted to the teacher by the due date.  Any work not submitted for assessment by the deadline will receive a "Not Achieved" grade.  If students are sick on the day their work is due, they must get a doctor's certificate. (Read over Student Handbook for full assessment details). APA Referencing must be used if relevant to the task.

Resubmissions and Reassessments
All standards have a resubmission opportunity.  Time and pace of learning will dictate whether further assessment opportunities can occur.


Course Overview

Term 1
Introduction: AS90947 (5 weeks)
KEY DATES: Week 5: Assessment; Week 9: Assessment

Term 2
KEY DATES: Week 6: Assessment

Term 3
KEY DATES: Weeks 9/10: Derived Grade examinations

Term 4
Revision and reassessment
KEY DATES: Revision and assessment; Week 5: NCEA examinations

Pathway

Level 2 Biology, Level 2 Chemistry, Level 2 Physics, Level 2 Science

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

The purchase of a study guide/workbook is highly recommended.


Recommended Prior Learning

Selection is based on Year 10 examination, with approval from the Head of Learning Area.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90930 v3 Chemistry 1.1 - Carry out a practical chemistry investigation, with direction
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 90935 v3 Physics 1.1 - Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a linear mathematical relationship, with direction
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 90940 v3 Science 1.1 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of mechanics
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 90944 v4 Science 1.5 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of acids and bases
1
E
4
A.S. 90947 v4 Science 1.8 - Investigate selected chemical reactions
1
I
4
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

Pathway Tags

biochemist, medical laboratory Scientist


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